Leslie Johnston

Director of Digital Preservation

Leslie Johnston has over twenty years’ experience in digitization and digital conversion, setting and applying metadata and content standards, and overseeing the development of digital content management and delivery systems and services. Currently the Director of Digital Preservation at The National Archives (NARA), she served as chief of the Repository Development Center at the Library of Congress until April 2014. Previously, she served as the head of digital access services at the University of Virginia Library; Head of Instructional Technology and Library Information Systems at the Harvard Design School; the academic technology specialist for Art for the Stanford University Libraries; and as database specialist for the Getty Research Institute. She has also been active in the museum community, working for various museums, teaching courses on museum systems, editing the journal Spectra and serving on the board of the Museum Computer Network.